CFSSC Stories – Heather – Individual Counselling

“I came to the Walk-in Counselling Clinic looking for help because I was having difficulty sleeping; I found I was drinking more alcohol than ever before. I had gained weight and felt depressed most of the time. My 24-year-old daughter, Meghan* and I weren’t talking and I didn’t really know why.

In the single session of professional counselling provided at the Catholic Family Services Walk-In Clinic, the clinician, Debbie, suggested some things I could do to take better care of myself, such as going to see my family doctor. I was also put on the waitlist for individual counselling and received a call a month later for my first session with Lisa. I also followed up with my doctor and began taking some medication to help me with the depression. With Lisa’s help I found other ways to cope with my feelings and discovered I didn’t need alcohol anymore.

After three counselling sessions, I felt like I had my life finally going in the right direction. My daughter and I have started spending more time together and she recently told me she feels like she has her mother back. I’m also working on getting healthier and training to run a marathon in three months. Without the support of Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County, I know none of this would have been possible.” – Heather, CFSSC Walk-In Counselling Client


CFSSC – Providing help, offering hope and changing lives.

CFSSC’s professional counselling services help people rediscover their strengths and support them as they learn new skills and strategies to make their lives better.

Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County is a non-profit organization offering professional counselling services and education. Our services are available to everyone living or working in Simcoe County regardless of age, ability, cultural or religious background, race, sexual orientation or gender identity. Find a walk-in clinic open today near you or call for more information (705) 726-2503.


*All names have been changed to protect privacy